Louisiana State University engineering students have designed and made a motorized wheelchair with three fat wheels so a 23-year-old woman can go to the beach with her family.
Last year's seniors were unable to provide a beach wheelchair for Cheslyn Simpson of Plaquemine, but left their plans. This year's first change was much fatter wheels.
Some of their additions were just for fun, including a cup holder, cooler and Bluetooth music player. Daniel Lucas, a mechanical engineering major and the team's project leader, said it did more than make Simpson happy.